Microsoft Company & Interview Overview


180,000+ Employees


150+ Billion USD (2021)


Hardware, Software, Services




Redmond, Washington, USA

Microsoft Company Profile

One of the most well-known brands in the world, Microsoft is now not only a software company (Windows OS, Office suite of productivity tools), but also a hardware giant with XBox gaming console and Microsoft Surface line of computers. As of 2016, MS was the largest software company in the world.

Microsoft is also a cloud infrastructure provider, with the Azure platform among the top 5 Cloud services, alongside Amazon’s AWS and Google’s Cloud services.

Microsoft is almost always in a hiring spree, with its strategy changing to prioritize cloud services around 2014, the company is actively recruiting pms and tpms alongside sales staff to improve its revenues and offerings.

Microsoft Job Interviews Overview

Although more and more companies are shifting to remote-work arrangements and interviews are switching to be more online, the basic interview structure remains the same.

For the latest information and insights about Microsoft’s interviews, make sure to check out the Microsoft Interview Guide here.

Microsoft’s interviews are a bit different than the other top-5 tech companies since it tends to hire for more technical oriented roles and arguably more heavy in technical roles than the other companies.

Nevertheless, the company receives millions of applications to its offices in various locations and they are hard to crack as the interviewers do not go easy on the candidates!

Normally, a Microsoft interview will consist of four main stages:

  1. Resume / CV reviews and screening
  2. Initial phone interview with the recruiter
  3. On-site or video interviews, depending on the role and location
  4. Hiring Committee / hiring manager review

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